August 2, 2011

Can India Step Up to the Plate?

The full text of my article for the East West Center's Asia Pacific Bulletin, which was released on August 2, 2011, can be accessed here. A summary is below:

Despite several recent setbacks and a sense of stagnation in the US-India relationship, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent visit to India for the second annual US-India Strategic Dialogue exposed the breadth of the bilateral agenda and the United States' unambiguous desire for India to assume greater leadership in the Asia-Pacific. Dhruva Jaishankar...explains that while for a variety of reasons New Delhi may be constrained from taking on an exalted leadership role in the short-term, it is in both countries' interests that Washington continue to deepen its investment in India.